Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Maroochy Bushland Botanical Gardens

John and I spent a weekend on the Sunshine coast with the kids a couple of weeks ago and had planned to go to Noosa for a walk around the headlands. The day brought rain and with Josh on call decided that a 40 minute drive to just have rain wasn't worth it.
Plan two was to head to the lake for the day, we did attempt that but with no parking in sight and a little googling from Ash we discovered a botanical gardens.

The Maroochy Bushland Botanical Gardens turned out to be just a 5 min drive from their place in Tanawha and was amazing. Tucked into the natural bushland on the left side of the freeway a total about turn fro the hustle and bustle of beach and tourist resorts on the right.
We checked out the map of the gardens and decided to do the sculpture garden walk which had some amazing stone sculptures, all with significance to the bushland. This walk was easy and didn't take very long and was easy enough to push the pram along the marked path.
Next we headed of on the Lagoon Walk this was a longer walk and at times Ash needed help with the pram. Such a beautiful walk though with amazing scenery and so many things to look at. We were almost at the end of the Lagoon walk when Josh got called into work, so we cut short the walk and headed back to the car.

The Gardens had a few different walks, the two we did and a couple of longer and a bit harder ones as well as some rock pools. We have already decided we need to go back again, this time taking a picnic lunch and exploring it alot more.
The gardens have Modern Arts and Ecology Interpretive/Function Centre and free guided walks on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 9am–10am. Would be a beautiful place for  a wedding too (if allowed) and there are so many places suitable for photo shoots.
If you are on the Sunshine Coast with a little free time then it is well worth a visit.

Thanks for visiting
Lis :)

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